Knoxville pest control

Preventing Bed Bugs #whatbugsme 1. Don’t go to hotels       Here are 5 tips to help you prevent bed bugs. Almost half of the people I talk to about their bed bug infestation have recently been on vacation or a business trip.  Unfortunately, the quality of the establishment has little to do with whether they…

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Bugs Hiding In My walls #whatbugsme                                    In the Knoxville area, ladybugs, boxelder bugs, brown marmorated stink bugs, and the new kudzu bug are overwintering pests many people have problems with.  Besides the annoyance and sometimes the smell, they are not a danger…

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Inside VS Outside service #whatbugsme Most aspects of pest control are misunderstood.  That’s ok but I want to change it.  It’s not like we have some magic book of secrets locked away in a vault.  In fact, you have access to most of the products we use but whether you are effective or not has…

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knoxville pest control, budget

Why does Pest Control cost so much? #whatbugsme Why does Pest Control cost so much?  After all, you can go to wally-world, get some bug juice and hose the house down to your hearts content.  You will save some money and acquire a sense of accomplishment against mother nature.  Go to your spouse and rave…

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Treating in the rain? #whatbugsme Years ago we were like the mail man. Come rain snow sleet, or shine, we treated outside for the control of creepy crawlies. Take your hand away from your open agasp mouth and ask me why it’s a problem.  It’s not. And it never was.           These days if 1…

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knoxville pest control, kids and pets

  Common Pest Control Questions I get this question all the time. “Is it safe for kids and pets?”  Honestly, I answer a lot of questions. No stupid questions you ask?  No there are never any stupid questions on a subject you are not familiar with.  Learning is a beautiful thing. In fact I love to…

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fear, Maryville pest control

        The expansive internet buzz on Diamotaceous Earth lately has proven to be a negative thing.  Everyone wants something effective, safe, and something they can do themselves.  DE is supposed to fit that bill.  It doesn’t.  Don’t believe me because Aunt Bertha told you it was great stuff?  Read this and this. But…

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bug bomb

          If I had a dollar for every time I met a new customer who told me they tried bug bombs before calling me I would be able to retire.  In every single case they used way too many creating a potentially dangerous situation, not to mention it didn’t work.   If it did, they wouldn’t…

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Knoxville Pest Control

Mulch #whatbugsme Here in East Tennessee and in many other places in the US we love our mulch.  Homeowners spend billions to make their landscaping look pristine and manicured. But why mulch? Why anything for that matter?  It may look great for a while but it must be constantly redone or touched up. Does it…

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Knoxville pest control

         Bugs in my new House! #whatbugsme You just moved into your new home.  It is clean, fresh, and empty.  This is the start of something beautiful.  Until you start seeing bugs.  Wait a minute, this house is brand new, it shouldn’t have bugs.  We haven’t even had time to dirty it or break anything. …

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Can you Guarantee a Pest Control Service? #whatbugsme           Everyone wants a guarantee, a sure thing.  In this day and age the only things you can count on are death and taxes.  It is no wonder that many want some assurance that the hard earned money they spend is not wasted. I see companies guarantee…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, ultrasonic pest repellers

Tip of the week: Ultrasonic Pest Repellents  #whatbugsme           I see these all the time and they are often followed up by “I bought this and it is keeping the roaches away.” I promise you, if I am treating your home, any pest reduction has nothing to do with these devices. Electronic pest control devices…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, bandaids

Tip of the week: Band-aids This picture shows a band-aid. An air freshener was put on this table above a smelly trashcan. The odor was pretty bad and the oil was not helping much. The problem is not the odor. The problem is what is causing the odor. A plethra of who knows what was…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, moth balls,

Tip of the week: #whatbugsme mothballs are dangerous and not effective The key ingredient in moth balls is naphthalene, a widely-used and highly-manufactured chemical. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified naphthalene as a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemical. [2] A PBT does not readily break down in the environment, does not easily metabolize,…

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